A tortilla dipped into a runny bowl of Mexican White Cheese Dip
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Mexican Restaurant White Cheese Dip

The BEST recipe for White Cheese Dip leaked from your favorite Mexican restaurant. Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes for the EASIEST and most authentic Queso Blanco recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dip
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Cheese Dip, Queso Blanco, White Cheese Dip
Servings: 30 fluid ounces


  • 1 1/4 (1.25) lb block White American Cheese (Land O'Lakes brand preferred), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles , from a can
  • 2 pickled jalapenos , chopped
  • 1 ounce pickled jalapeno juice
  • pinch of cumin (optional)


Microwave Method:

  • Combine the cheese cubes, milk and water into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir after every minute. The mixture might seem watery during the first few stirs, but should come together as a nice runny dip after all the cheese is melted. Remove from the microwave and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Serve immediately as a dip with tortilla chips or as a sauce over your favorite Mexican dish. If using for a party dip, transfer to a small Crock Pot on the warm setting.

Crock Pot Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small Crock Pot.  Set on low for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Once melted, reduce setting to warm.

Reheating Instructions:

  • Store any leftover cheese dip in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy and hot.

Recipe Tips:

  • White American cheese is found at most deli counters in your local grocery store. Land o' Lakes is my preferred brand, however, I have had great results with Boar's Head, too.
  • If after 5 minutes in the microwave your cheese is not all melted, give it an additional 30 seconds and stir again.  Repeat until melted.  You may also use a wire whisk if clumps remain.



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